Skip to main content

Atari 2600: Backgammon

Item Preview

There Is No Preview Available For This Item

This item does not appear to have any files that can be experienced on Archive.org.

software
Atari 2600: Backgammon




Click here to view the manual to this game.

A version of the popular board game published by Atari in 1979.

(The description below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license.)

This is the game backgammon and its variant, acey deucey. For backgammon, the standard rules are used. As they are long and complex, if you want to see those rules, look in this manual.

Acey Deucey was a variation created by sailors in the U. S. Navy. As such, the rules for acey deucey will vary from ship to ship and person to person. For Atari, this is the variation used here:
All pieces start out on the central Bar and can be entered at any time with the roll of the dice.
No piece NEEDS to be moved from the bar first, even if it was hit and sent to the bar.
A roll of 1-2 (acey deucey) allows a player to choose whichever doublet s/he wants, after making the 1-2 move.
After moving the doublets, the player is awarded another dice roll.
If, after moving your doublet, the other dice roll is 1-2, you can move the 1-2 and choose another doublet.

Difficulty switches
Right:
A=computer rolls dice for you
B=you can roll real dice and dial in the numbers
Left:
A=computer sets up the board for you
B=you can set the pieces where you want them.

Game variations
Games 1, 3, 5, and 7 are one player
Games 2, 4, 6, and 8 are two player

Games one through four are backgammon
Games five through eight are acey deucey

Games 1, 2, 5, and 6 have a doubling cube.


Identifier atari_2600_backgammon
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 10:25:48
Addeddate 2013-12-25 10:25:48
Controller paddle

comment
Reviews

There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write a review.
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
Jason Scott
on 12/25/2013
Views
5
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 222
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 2
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 2
favorite 1
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 5
favorite 1
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
software
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Charlie Heath
software
eye 40
favorite 1
comment 0